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Iris pseudacorus

Iris pseudacorus
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06-20
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR 350, Sigma APO DG 70-300 1:4-5.6 Macro, Sandisk Ultra II 4Gb
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-06-22 8:07
Viewed: 1212
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
yellow flag, pale yellow iris, water flag
Iridaceae/Iris Family

pronounced: ee-ris sood-a-ko-rus
from: iris (G.): Greek goddess of the rainbow and messenger to the gods
pseud (G.): false
acorus (G.): sweet flag genus of plants
Referring to similarity with the genus Acorus
in temperate climates
grows in water to 25 cm deep (Sutherland 1990), or very near water, such as lakeside muds
has escaped mainly into freshwater wetlands
grows in salt marshes in Scotland (Gimingham 1964)
occurs from sea level to 300 m in Ireland
is pollinated by bumble-bees and long-tongued flies
tolerates high soil acidity, occurs from pH 3.6 to pH 7.7
has a high nitrogen requirement (Ellenberg 1979)
yellow flag rhizomes can withstand long periods of anoxia (low soil oxygen) (Hetherington, et al. 1983)

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Hello John,
Beautiful Iris....well captured. Nice yellow color with splendid light and details. Like green surroundings.
Thanks for sharing,

Ciao John, my today neighbour, lovely flower, splendid light, excellent sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • NikosR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
  • [2015-06-22 11:20]

Hi John

Very beautiful image of this yellow iris. Excellent sharpness and details, nice composition.



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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-06-22 14:35]

Hello John,
wonderful colors, excellent details, very well composed and perfect exposure. Well done. Regards Sigi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-06-22 15:35]

Salut John,une tres bonne capture de cet iris tres commun pres des canals chez moi aussi,bons details et un jaune parfaict.Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Bonjour John,
La profondeur de champ n'est pas parfaite, aux premier et arrière plans, mais le sujet est tout de même relativement bien valorisé dans une belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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